Faith and Death: Walking with those who have suffered a loss
Instructors: COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) Foundation Experts
Friday, October 25, 2013 from 1-5pm
Explore ways to strengthen the offerings of the ministerial communities in times of loss, specifically for families living with the loss of a child. Presented by COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally), a grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents, siblings and families living with the loss of a child.
- Equip yourself with tools for counseling bereaved families.
- Hear first-hand from bereaved parents what has been helpful and not helpful in their interactions with clergy.
- Learn about COPE, a valuable community resource for referrals.
Open to all clergy, current, retired, and soon to be. Chaplains, hospice workers, teachers, and students are also encouraged to attend. Registration is now closed.
Reflections on Power, Privilege, and Social Justice
Instructor: Tanya Williams
Friday, November 8, 1-6pm
Friday, November 15, 1-6 pm
This two-day, two-part course offers an introduction to the dynamics of oppression at the individual, institutional and socio-cultural levels. The course will provide theoretical frameworks for understanding social oppression and an opportunity to apply these frameworks to specific forms of oppression in relationship to participants' identities and ministry situations. During this course, participants will be offered tools to reflect on their multiple social identities and the interconnections among these identities and varying privilege and disadvantage related to different social group membership. Core concepts that will be discussed include social power, privilege, dominance and subordination, prejudice, discrimination and liberation. Additionally, participants will explore issues of commonalities, differences, conflicts, and develop skills of dialogue that are useful in any form of ministry. Register here>>
Responding to Domestic Violence in Communities of Faith
Two day training for Religious Leaders, Spiritual Activists and All People of Faith
Thursday, December 5, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Decemeber 12, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
127 West 127, Room 432 (Between Lenox and Adam Clayton Powell)
Communities of faith and their leaders have the potential to play a significant role in helping to prevent and eliminate family violence. This course is designed to help faith leaders, spiritual activists and all people of faith to:
- Gain a basic understanding of the complex dynamics of intimate partner abuse and effects on individuals, families and communities.
- Learn about intervention strategies: practices and resources needed to help keep victims/survivors safe, and abusers accountable.
- Explore approaches to the challenging pastoral, theological and spiritual issues that abuse and violence in the family raise.
- Develop strategies for how you and your community of faith can play a critical role in breaking the silence and preventing domestic violence.
For more information please call Rev. Dr. Sally MacNichol at 212 683 0015 x216 or email CONNECTfaith@connectnyc.org or visit our website www.connectnyc.org